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Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News
What are OLED's? Why aren't we seeing them in the market? This article provides a background of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and discusses barriers and competition.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, OLED
Organic LED light bulbs are being researched extensively due to their long lifetime, energy efficiency, and diffuse light. Consumers have mostly been receptive to the technology, the only major roadblock being economic large-scale production.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Quantum Dots
With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light. Quantum dots may be the answer.
Date: 05/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Seoul Semiconductor Company launched a new LED product. Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura is an advisor to Seoul and was there for the unveiling. Also, Seoul Optodevice Company awarded Institute faculty member James Speck a $500,000 endowment for his work in solid-state lighting.
Date: 07/13/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Sharp Corporation will release a series of LED light bulbs for residential use in Japan. The LED lights are set to be competitively priced with similar incandescent lights.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Shuji Nakamura, an Institute faculty member, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. Nakamura is being recognized for his development of large-screen direct view color displays.
Date: 09/16/2011
Type: News
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED street lights.
The New York Times reports on the potential for energy efficiency improvements to reduce power consumption and combat climate change.
Date: 09/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information

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